ODPRN Citizens’ Panel

The ODPRN Citizens’ Panel is a group of 21 volunteer citizens from across Ontario who have collectively come together to ensure that the ODPRN appropriately identifies issues of importance to the public, and incorporates these priorities into all aspects of our research.


Angela Sinclair Josephine Quercia
Anne MacDonald Kris Lee
Carlos Robayo Kristen Morin
Dave D’Oyen Lorraine Bayliss
Debbie Rotenberg Paulette Lalancette
Donna May Priya Chendke
Elizabeth Bojarski Shonna Caldwell
Helen Patten Suzanne Pierson
Jane Sanders Terry Ebejer
Jennifer Jilks Valerie South
Jerome Johnson


In addition to meeting bi-monthly to provide their input on current research projects and deliverables, members also participated in a two-day workshop to define their role, structure and governance:

  • Identifying priority research areas: Currently, members are collectively developing a research project of joint interest to policymakers, researchers and the general public based on aligned research priorities.
  • Integrating members with researchers & policymakers: This includes several leadership roles within the Citizens’ Panel, such as membership within our Core Academic Unit and opportunities for engagement with drug policy makers.
  • Participating on research teams: Currently, members are individually working on specific projects of interest to them. This includes reviewing dissemination material to ensure that our research is understandable to the general public.
  • Enhancing patient engagement: Members are formally acknowledged on published material and have been instrumental in developing patient engagement tools including an online drug policy training module.

Citizens Panel PosterInterested in becoming a Member?

The ODPRN is looking for individuals to join our Citizen’s Panel. As a member, you will have the opportunity to provide feedback on drug policy research in Ontario. Through this role, you will help us to better understand what matters most to people with respect to healthcare policy in Ontario.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the ODPRN Citizens’ Panel please email Dana Shearer, Knowledge Broker at shearerd@smh.ca for more information.

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